Category Archives: Cooking tips

Wagyu Weekend

I discovered QB foods recently. I was informed that they had affordably priced Wagyu Beef. And I do like Wagyu beef. So I ordered some online. There was a minimum order of $150 to qualify for free delivery. But when … Continue reading

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Guo Tieh (Gyoza, or Pot stickers)

I follow Chef John on Food Wishes. Recently, he posted a video on pot stickers. We call them guo tieh (Mandarin) or gyoza (Japanese).

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Pizza! (A journey of a thousand smiles begins with a grin.)

I recently discovered good pizza. Well, actually, re-discovered. In 2014, sometime in late July, we had our first taste of a wood-fired pizza in Denham (approx 800 km north of Perth, Australia). We just knew it was GOOD pizza, and … Continue reading

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Mini Porchetta (the journey)

I have been intrigued by Porchetta, since watching this video. That was just a “tourist” or promotional video. There are also recipes videos. This one made me drool. I like Food Wishes recipe videos. And Chef John offered this “baby … Continue reading

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Chinese Cooking – A Primer (Or how to cook Chinese food without really trying)

There is a Taiwanese dish called “San Bei Ji” – literally, “Three Cup Chicken”. The┬árecipe for “Three cup Chicken”┬áis not what this post is about. The back story to this dish is that some low status individual had to prepare … Continue reading

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(Slightly) Healthier Instant Noodles (SHIN!)

Instant Noodles are bad for you. Not really news. But a Harvard study had to confirm it. It was probably an easy A. BUT… hundreds of thousands if not millions of poor students depend on it! Not to mention the … Continue reading

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